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    IAFF Memorial Colorado Springs Colorado

    Somewhere, Everyday, We Fight For Life..."
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    IAFF LINK

    http://www.iaff-ffm.com/

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    MEMORIALS NAMES 2002

    REMEMBER 911
    IAFF COLORADO SPRINGS

    The memory of firefighters lost in the Sept. 11 attacks is fresh for many who visit the firefighters memorial in Memorial Park. LaVonne Bazemore, fighting back tears Tuesday, understands the dedication of a firefighter, having a brother in uniform and a father who served for 20 years.
    The newest section of the memorial lists the names of 347 fire personnel who died in the World Trade Center attacks.
    Thousands are expected to attend annual ceremonies Saturday 9-21-02 honoring the fallen
    photo BRYAN OLLER -- THE GAZETTE

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    FDNY REMEMBERS

    IAFF MEMORIAL COLORADO SPRINGS

    Heroes Remembered IAFF Memorial
    The word hero and all its derivations are sure to be used liberally when thousands gather at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Colorado Springs to honor 425 union firefighters who died in the line of duty. Saturday, in the southwest corner of Memorial Park, in reference to the firefighters whose names will be etched onto the marble wall, the words hero and heroism will be appropriate, firefighters say.
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    Firefighter Bobby Karcher from Ladder Co. 132 FDNY in Brooklyn has painted on his helmet the names of the six firefighters from his firehouse who were killed at the World Trade Center
    PHOTO JERILEE BENNETT THE GAZETTE
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    MEMORIAL NAMES LIST 2002 IAFF

    MEMORIAL NAMES LIST IAFF 2002
    IAFF COLORADO SPRINGS
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    http://www.iaff-ffm.com/Tribute.htm

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    WE REMEMBER

    WE REMEMBER
    IAFF MEMORIAL COLORADO SPRINGS
    PHOTO BY JERILEE BENNETT - THE GAZETTE
    Colorado Springs Firefighters hang a giant
    American flag from a pedestrian bridge Friday
    over West Pikes Peak Avenue.
    Colorado Springs has rolled out a warm welcome
    for the families and friends of the 425 people
    whose names will be added to the memorial
    for fallen firefighters during a ceremony at
    1:30 p.m. today 9-21-02

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    Thousands Honor Fallen Firefighters 2002

    Thousands Honor Fallen Firefighters

    By ROBERT WELLER
    Associated Press Writer
    AP/Ed Andrieski
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    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP)

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    Fallen Remembered IAFF Memorial 2002

    Fallen Remembered IAFF Memorial 2002
    During a ceremony that combined pain,
    grief and gratitude,the names of 499
    firefighters who died in the line of duty
    in the past two yearswere read. After
    hearing her husband's name, Diane Miller,
    center receives comfort from Saturday from
    Ken Parlee,a Somerville Mass, firefighter,
    and her sister-in-law, Janet Testa at the
    Fallen Firefighters Memorial at Memorial Park.
    Miller's husband, Henry Miller Jr. had been
    with the Fire Department of New York for 28
    years when he was killed Sept. 11,2001


    Photo Jerilee Bennett-- the Gazette

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    IAFF Memorial 2002

    IAFF Memorial 2002
    Andrew Ielpi, 10, rest his head on the
    International Association of Fire Fighters
    flag he presented to his mother Saturday
    during the ceremony. Ielpi's father,Jonathon
    was killed Sept.11,2oo1 in New York City.

    photo Jerilee Bennett- the Gazette

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    Trucks Across The Country 2002 IAFF Memorial

    They Came To Honor the Fallen

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    Remember The Fallen 09-21-02 IAFF Memorial

    New York firefighter Irving DeShields takes
    a photo of names on the wall at the memorial
    Saturday. DeShields was among two dozen
    New York firefighters who travelled by road
    to Colorado Springs for the ceremony.
    "Looking" at the names you recall a face of
    guys you've shared dinner with,played ball with
    had holidays with, DeShield said.
    photo BRYAN OLLER The Gazette
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    Worcester To Colorado 2002

    Worcester Firefighter Bert Davis made
    the Ride to Colorado IAFF Memorial 2002
    along with fellow Worcester Firefighters
    PAUL LAROCHELLE AND PHIL PRICE.



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    EVERYDAY HEROES

    Everyday
    HEROES

    . Officer's patriotic portrait captures heroic spirit
    The Gazette

    Colorado Springs police officer Joe Bonomo is the department's only forensic artist.

    Colorado Springs firefighter Jack Voets was the model for this painting titled, "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave." Springs police officer Joe Bonomo is the artist.
    He draws faces of corpses, killers and other criminal suspects.

    Rarely does he paint heroes.

    But Bonomo's "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave" oil-on-canvas portrait of a firefighter clutching an American flag was just that - a depiction of heroism and patriotism. It exemplified precisely what judges in The Gazette's "Everyday Heroes" art contest wanted in a winner.

    Bonomo's work and the 76 other submissions from artists ages 7 to 86 will be displayed Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Gazette, 30 S. Prospect St.

    Entries came in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, sculptures, songs, poems, watercolors, pen-and-ink drawings, computer-generated graphics and fabric collages.

    Judges were Colorado Springs Fire Department Chief Manuel Navarro and Gazette Executive Editor Sharon Peters.

    "The outpouring of emotion is remarkable" Peters said. "The obvious thread in the works people brought to us - whether created by amateurs or professionals depicting the World Trade Center, the Hayman fire or everyday life - was the gratitude people feel for firefighters' nobility, sacrifices and valor."

    Bonomo will receive a $500 prize.

    A 44-year-old officer with 17 years experience with the Colorado Springs Police Department, Bonomo was inspired by sacrifices made by New York City firefighters on Sept. 11, 2001.

    The painting also honors the dedication of others in public safety, including police and firefighters from around the world.

    The model was Jack Voets, a 10-year veteran of the Colorado Springs Fire Department, who is assigned to Station 17. It took Bonomo two weeks to complete the portrait.

    "Everyone says to me, 'Gosh. how do you handle the danger of your job?'" Bonomo said. "It's something that you do because you're called to do it.

    Take a look at Jack's face and the way he's holding the flag to his chest. He has the look of determination and concentration and not knowing what he was up against. When you're in dire straits and you need someone to come and save your butt, that's the look you want to see when he's coming through the door."

    RUNNERS-UP
    Darren Michael Lange, Gene Jones, Charles L. Wilson, Tracy Goodale, Michael Morton

    Children: Honorable mention

    Leah Turner, 9; Donald Spaw, 11

    Colorado Springs firefighter Jack Voets was the model for this painting titled, "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave." Springs police officer Joe Bonomo is the artist
    photo Bryan Oller - The Gazette
    Link more art and stories
    http://www.gazette.com/memorial/firefighter5.html

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    IAFF Memorial 2002

    Remember Them Our Brothers
    photo by Mike Coletta
    More of Mike's photos on link below

    http://www.coloradosprings.tv/firefighters/ffm.htm

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